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What do stink bugs smell like?

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When a stink bug is threatened or killed, it emits an odor that is similar in scent to a skunk. There are varied opinions on the stink bug's specific odor, and some compare the scent to cilantro or outdoor plants.

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Stink bugs possess a gland in their abdomens that releases a pungent chemical during times of distress. Certain species of stink bugs are capable of emitting spray that travels many inches.

Stink bugs can grow as long as 2 centimeters and often enter homes during the winter months. When stink bugs prepare to return to the outdoors during periods of warm weather, they often congregate on windows and walls.

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